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RVDA News Brief
March 11, 2009

Be sure to check out the new RVDA Product Showcases exclusively for RVDA dealers:
Automotive Risk Management, Bruce Group Auctions and Solex

Alternative RVs That Won't Bust Budget
from First Coast News
RVs come in all shapes and sizes. And for many buyers looking to save some cash, low-weight pop-ups and campers are the way to go. Jerry Robinson, co-owner of RVDA member New Horizon RV in San Mateo, FL, knows his customers are on tight budgets, so he chose to specialize in such RVs. More

Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service

RV Innovation May Energize Market
from The Washington Times
The downturn in the economy and RV industry do not mean manufacturers are sitting on their hands. To the contrary, they're designing and producing some great new products and camping tie-ins that should catch the attention of RV enthusiasts everywhere. More

Visit for Important Industry Updates
from RVDA
RVDA members can get the latest information on how the economic stimulus legislation will impact their business as well as answers to frequently asked questions about manufacturers’ obligations when operating under bankruptcy protection. More

Thanks to His RV, Star Bowler is Always Home
from The Columbus Dispatch
During breaks in the action at the Sequoia Pro Bowl last week, it wasn’t hard to find Walter Ray Williams Jr. Just follow the extension cord to his large RV. More

Thum Insurance

RV Set to Motivate, Inspire College Generation
from The Hornet
For students struggling to find their calling in life, Road Trip Nation exists. The grassroots project started with three college friends, Mike Marriner, Brian McAllister, and Nathan Gebhard, without a plan after graduation. The three decided to load into an RV they borrowed from a parent and travel the country to interview people from all walks of life and careers, finding out what makes them passionate. More

Rising to the Challenge: Registration Opens for 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
RVDA -- the National RV Dealers Association and RVDA of Canada will hold the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center in Las Vegas, NV, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Oct. 6-9. More

Participate in RV Professional Certification Week!
from the RV Learning Center
Join other RV professionals by taking a certification test during the national RV Professional Certification Week, this week, through March 13. More

How to Revive Your Work Environment
from Smart Business Magazine
When Tom Stofac accepted the position of CEO at Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio in 2005, one of his first priorities was getting employees to laugh. Adding laughter to the work environment was part of Stofac’s plan to change the organization’s corporate culture from one based on fear to one based on trust, he says. The revamped culture at LSSCO has led to more productivity from Stofac’s 750 employees. More

Product Showcases

   Product Showcase:
   Automotive Risk Management & Insurance Services

ARM is dedicated to addressing the unique set of insurance needs of the RV industry, including garage liability, property, inland marine, inventory coverage, crime, earthquake, flood, contingent liability, umbrella, excess liability, employment-related practices liability, pollution liability, dealership surety bonds, workers' compensation, and loss prevention and control. More

   Product Showcase:
   Brasher’s Northwest Specialty Auctions

Brasher’s Northwest is a full service Specialty Auction offering over 550 RV, Marine & PowerSport units monthly. All units cross live auction blocks. Every unit is offered online via AuctionPipeline. Photos & condition reports are available online. Complete reconditioning facilities are available. More

   Product Showcase:

WANT MORE LOAN APPROVALS AND LESS HASSLE? With SOLEX you can simplify your F & I process, increase your Aftermarket sales, generate contracts, and provide customers more lending options. SOLEX is an online lending platform designed specifically for the RV and Marine Industry. Sign up and CLOSE MORE DEALS today. More

Workhorse Custom Chassis

Bruce Group Auctions

Greatest RV Rally in the World!
It will be a kick on Route 66.

RVDA NewsBrief is a weekly roundup of articles of interest to RV retailers and is provided as a member service. This email may contain an advertisement of RVDA and/or third party products and services. Opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of RVDA or its advertising partners. The RVDA NewsBrief is compiled by MultiBriefs, a division of MultiView, Inc. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

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